Lasioseius youcefi Athias-Henriot, 1959

Negm, M. W., 2014, Increasing Knowledge Of The Mite Fauna Of The United Arab Emirates: New Records And A Checklist, Acarologia 54 (1), pp. 113-120: 116

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Lasioseius youcefi Athias-Henriot, 1959


Lasioseius youcefi Athias-Henriot, 1959  

Material examined — Twenty females and five males, Dubai, 15 Jan. 2013, 25°06’ N, 55°08’ E, alt. 122 m, on C. dactylon   GoogleMaps   .

Remarks — Mites of the genus Lasioseius   occur in various habitats such as plants, soil and leaf litter ( Halliday et al., 1998). The original collection of L. youcefi   was collected from wet mosses in Algeria ( Athias-Henriot, 1959). Walter and Lindquist (1989) redescribed and presented diagnoses for L. berlesei (Oudemans, 1938)   , L. youcefi   and L. confusus Evans, 1958   on the basis of the spermatheca. The species L. youcefi   belongs to the subgenus cuspiacus Christian and Karg, 2006, which includes species having mostly acicular dorsal setae and a smaller number of pectinate setae. This is the first report of this species from the UAE.

Distribution — Africa ( Athias-Henriot, 1959), Asia ( Ishikawa, 1969), Europe ( Westerboer, 1963) and North America ( Chant, 1963).